The Coalition for Marriage is an umbrella group of individuals and organisations in the UK that support traditional marriage and oppose any plans to redefine it.
The Coalition is backed by politicians, lawyers, academics and religious leaders. It reaches out to people of all faiths and none, who believe that marriage is the most successful partnership in history and should not be redefined.
The Coalition draws upon a substantial body of evidence showing that marriage – as it has been understood for thousands of years – is beneficial to society, and that changing its definition would undermine that benefit.
The Coalition’s petition demonstrates that there is broad public opposition to redefining marriage. The Coalition is committed to a reasoned and courteous debate on this issue, and will highlight any intimidation or intolerance shown to supporters of traditional marriage.
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Download the briefing for the Lords’ Second Reading debate
The ‘Second Reading’ debate in the House of Lords on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, 3 and 4 June 2013. Our briefing gives clear reasons to support keeping marriage as the union of one man and one woman. You can download a copy of the briefing here.
Download the latest Campaign Update
Download the Petition
You can ask your friends, neighbours and work colleagues to sign a paper version of the petition and then send it to our office address given on the form. Download a printable PDF of the Petition here.
Download the briefing for the ‘Second Reading’ vote
The ‘Second Reading’ vote on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill was held on 5 February. Our briefing gives clear reasons to support keeping marriage as the union of one man and one woman. You can download a copy of the briefing here.
DOWNLOAD ‘GAY MARRIAGE IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS’
This booklet outlines the impact of redefining mariage on education. You can download a copy here.
Download 10 reasons why the government is wrong to redefine marriage
Download a summary of a legal opinion on the civil liberty implications
You can download a copy of the summary here.
Download C4M’s consultation response
Our response to the Government’s consultation on redefining marriage. To read our response, click here.
Download a consultation briefing
The Home Office consultation on redefining marriage closed on 14 June 2012. However, our briefing contains information and arguments about the issue which you may find useful. To read the briefing, click here.
DOWNLOAD A PAPER ON THE IMPLICATIONS FOR LOCAL COUNCILS
This paper looks at the issue of redefining marriage as it relates to local councils. Download a copy here.
Support marriage in Scotland
A separate organisation is campaigning against the Scottish Government’s plans to redefine marriage. Residents of Scotland can also sign the Scottish Marriage Petition at the Scotland For Marriage website here.
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